Who We Are

Build the Dream.

Richard Bavec Headshot

Richard. D Bavec, Founder & Builder

Tolaris Homes takes you from blank-paper to dream home and guides you through every step of the way.

“It starts with a lot of listening,” says Richard Bavec, founder and builder. Tolaris Homes is a Custom Home Builder in Central Florida with over 45 years of experience. The company is family-owned and dedicated to every client through uncompromising quality, complete satisfaction, trust, and pride of ownership.

There are three essential reasons to select Tolaris Homes as your custom home builder in Florida:
Our Processes, Our People, and Our Execution


Our Process: You detail and “story-board” all aspects of your dream home – as specific or as general as you prefer. We work together with our designers and architects to present you with appropriate floor plan and architectural options. As the vision becomes more clear, we fine-tune your floor plan, elevation style, and many selections (colors, materials, etc). Once everything is approved by you, we begin the permitting and construction process while keeping you updated daily or weekly. The builder is involved from the very beginning so that there is open communication between the builder and designers which greatly reduces costs and delays.

Our People: Our founder is passionate about sharing knowledge with those who are unfamiliar with the process of home-building; this quality of helping others and remaining transparent is reinforced throughout all of our people. Our in-house team extends far beyond our builder providing a strong support team available daily to assist with general questions, concerns, or transactions; this allows our builder and project managers to place more of their focus where it is most valuable, on building your dream home. A custom team is assembled for each project, based on trust, and we use top trades-persons, subcontractors, and suppliers in Central Florida to guarantee the highest quality building standards, efficient timelines, and an extraordinary communication experience.

Our Execution: Close attention is paid to the requirements of time, budget, design and craftsmanship. Years of experience have increased our expertise and capacity to integrate state-of-the-art systems and value engineering, as well as practical solutions to unique and common design challenges.

Richard Bavec is a Trainer for Bob Schultz The International New Home Sales Specialists, a past President of the Private Business Association of Seminole County, and part of the Florida Green Builders Coalition, National Association of Home Builders; Florida Home Builders Association, Greater Orlando Builders Association; National Realtor Association, Florida Association of Realtors, Past Chairman of the Grievance Committee/ Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Graduate of the realtor Institute (G.R.I.).


Our People

Proud to be a part of your home-building journey.

Richard Bavec Headshot

Richard D. Bavec
Founder & Builder

Rick B Bavec

Rick B. Bavec
New Home Advisor

Bruce Hoover
Project Manager

Kelly McAvoy

Carrie Pilling

Vickie Hansbrough
Accounts Manager

Sean Mercilliott
Construction Manager


Take a look at some of our reviews so that you can see what others' experiences have been like.

Based on 56 reviews
Doug Bishop
Doug Bishop
July 14, 2023
Tolaris demonstrated exceptional professionalism & quality beyond my expectations. Their family-owned mentality makes dealing with them a pleasure. If you're ready to build your dream home, look no further than Tolaris Homes!
Jodie Wignall
Jodie Wignall
April 6, 2023
I highly recommend Tolaris Homes to build your new home! The entire construction experience was tremendous. Their team is super responsive. Thank you Tolaris!
Bart Wignall
Bart Wignall
April 5, 2023
My building experience with the Tolaris Team is exceptional. They are super responsive, communicate very effectively, and the quality of the work has exceeded my expectation. I have built several times never having a positive experience as I have with Tolaris. I highly recommend them.
Essel Pach
Essel Pach
January 17, 2022
“The Ricks”, both father and son are very genuine and humble in their services. I just happened to meet with Mr. Rick, Sr as of today and he’s a very professional and respectful gentleman. He’s very knowledged, informative & guides / helps you with honesty. I highly recommend this excellent builder compared to all those bigger builders out there who play monopoly.
Matt Manning
Matt Manning
June 29, 2021
Tolaris Homes is a great company to work with and builds a high quality home!


Build the Dream.


Tolaris Homes CGC1529887
(407) 815-HOME
581 Technology Park Dr. #1009 | Lake Mary, FL 32746

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